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Jubelale - Deschutes Brewery

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88
very good

1,793 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,793
Reviews: 774
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 108
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: October to December
Alc. by Vol.: 6.7%
IBUs: 60

216 calories per 12 oz serving

Label artwork changes annually.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001)
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MadeInOregon

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm a big fan of winter warmers as well as most everything Deschutes turns out. This one is tasty and enjoyable, but wasn't exactly the "winter warmer" experience I was expecting...

Out of the 12oz bottle, it formed a very big and fairly dense seafoam-like head atop the pint glass. The color was a clear cranberry-red with a tinge of copper. This is a very nice looking beer...almost, yes, pretty. The head stuck around for quite a while too making it look very festive (i.e. Christmasy) for the duration of the partaking.

The smell was quite alcoholic for a beer of 6.7%. It is very brandy/rum scented with more slight aromas of fruit, hops, and yeast.

As for the taste itself; it started mildly fruity then progressed to being chocolatey, then roasty, and finally, hoppy. Though it smells quite alcoholic, I felt this brew hides the flavor of it almost entirely. Like other good beers, this one is slightly creamy and feels nice in the mouth--unfortunately, this vanished quickly.

The flavor became increasingly chocolatey as it warmed and the aftertaste began to taste curiously similar to another beer that I enjoy: Deschutes Black Butte Porter. In fact, once I pin-pointed what I was tasting I began to become disappointed because I was hoping for Deschutes to whip out something new for me. Instead, after finishing the bottle, I think the Jubelale could pass for being a concoction of 1/4 Inversion IPA and 3/4 Black Butte Porter. Perhaps it is to be expected that there be some similar qualities from style to style within the same brewery, but this one is not unique enough in my opinion.

Overall this beer is good. It tastes good and I'd definitely drink more. But, it's not as sweet as I feel a winter warmer should be and, generally, it's not very assertive for this style. Nor is there any noticeable warming effect going on. In light of all this, I think Jubelale could actually be passed off as a porter; afterall, more than anything else it's mild, smooth, and chocolatey--the color is the only major unporterlike thing. This makes me kinda disappointed in Deschutes. As one of the original powerhouse Northwest breweries they can do better. If I want another 6-pack of winter warmers this season, it will not be Jubelale.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 01:27:57 | More by MadeInOregon
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Jubelale from Deschutes Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,793 ratings.